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MUFG Union Bank Americas BSA/AML Advanced Analytics Specialist, Assistant Vice President in Charlotte, North Carolina

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This is a hybrid position. There are flexible work from home options available. A member of our recruitment team will discuss the options with you in more detail.

Job Summary:

Reporting into the Regional Head of Financial Crimes Transaction Monitoring, this new position has been created for the purpose of establishing GFCD Operations Intelligence & Analytics capabilities for MUFG.

One of several key positions in the new Global Financial Crimes Division Operations function, this position will be responsible for (i) helping to identify detection scenarios, (2) provide analytics support for developing, tuning, optimizing and modifying segmentation to improve transaction monitoring and screening systems, and (3) helping to coordinate the implementation of scenarios, which detect financial crime. The incumbent is responsible for supporting leadership to ensure a globally consistent effort that enables continuing improvement to the transaction monitoring capabilities and further mitigate potential financial crime.

Major Responsibilities:

Provide Subject matter expertise and lead AML Transaction monitoring and Customer Risk rating efforts.

Support the development of policies and procedures for AML CRR and transaction monitoring life cycle, including reviews of scenario validation, segmentation, optimization tool, risk factor considerations for CRR.

Support large strategic optimization and segmentation program to enhance and tune MUFG 's GFCD Transaction Monitoring Program.

Recommend customer segmentation and optimization for MUFG 's GFCD monitoring system across multiple lines of business.

Help develop of models involving tuning, calibration, segmentation and optimization.

Perform model validation, memorializing model selection rationales and defined assumptions.

Coordinate with other regional and Global teams to implement on the monitoring/CRR model.

Work collaboratively across functional teams within GFCD to ensure effective and efficient operations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.


Two plus years' experience designing, analyzing, testing and/or validating BSA/AML models, and/or OFAC sanctions screening models.

Familiarity implementing, testing or evaluating performance of financial crime and compliance systems.

Sound knowledge on AML data including KYC, customer, account and transactional data.

Proven track record of strong quantitative testing and statistical analysis techniques as it pertains to BSA/AML models, including name similarity matching, classification accuracy testing, unsupervised/supervised machine learning, neural networks, fuzzy logic matching, decision trees, etc.

Familiarity of current compliance rules and regulations of the FRB, SEC, OCC, FATF, FinCEN, OFAC, and familiarity with USA PATRIOT Act, BSA/AML and OFAC screening regulations.

Prior experience designing compliance program tuning and configuration methodologies, including what-if detection scenario analytics, excess over threshold, and sampling above/below-the-line (ATL/BTL) testing.

Working knowledge of one or more of the following programming platforms: SAS, Matlab, R, Python, SQL, VBA, etc.

Familiarity with vendor models like Hotscan, Actimize SAM/WLF, SearchSpace, RDC, Bridger Insight, ACE Pelican, TCH OFAC Screening (EPN), FICO Credit/Debit, Guardian Analytics, and ThreatMetrix.

Strong knowledge about model risk management and associated regulatory requirements

Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, quantitative analysis, economics or related field is required. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience interacting with the Executive Committee Leadership, control function leadership, and compliance subject matter experts

Proven excellence in execution in complex and demanding situations

Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills

Systemic thinker across enterprise

Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies

Detail-oriented and organized execution

Executive level presentation skills

An Enterprise Risk Management perspective

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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